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The leadership of Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise in collaboration with Buruli Ulcer Victims Aid Foundation (BUVA) are setting up an ultramodern Container Health Clinic for residents of Mfrekrom, a deprived community located within Asunafo South District of Ahafo region.
Construction is currently ongoing and that a standardized 40 feet shipping container exported from Canada has been stationed at the community for the project.
As disclosed by the leadership, it (shipping container) will be renovated, reshaped and outfitted with all the necessary medical equipment to serve as a health care services delivery point for residents within and beyond the community.
Designed to serve as a modular health care clinic, executives of the duo organisations briefed that the construction of the facility will be completed within the space of two weeks and will be followed by its commissioning and handing over to the community.
“The container clinic will be connected to the current utility lines and with time will be equipped to run on solar power.”, they said.
During an exclusive tour to the project site, Mr Emmanuel Agumah, Founder and leader of BUVA Foundation briefed this medium that they were touched by the many challenges suffocating residents in the community and were therefore challenged to put up the facility.
Mfrekrom community he revealed has no health Care centre and that residents per the statu-quo have no option than to cope with the challenge of travelling long distances to seek for a health care.
President for Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise Mr. Peter Labelle added that after the construction of the facility, health workers will be assigned to the community by the Ministry of Health to conduct medical services within it.
Some of the residents mournfully disclosed during an exclusive interview with this journalist that women in labour sometimes deliver on their way to distant hospitals and this they disclosed happens during night hours.
They described the project as very redemptive and thanked the organisations for the laudable initiative.
By Enock Akonnor,